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Friday, July 22, 2005

Book Review

I recently purchased Cool Crochet by Melissa Leapman. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. Her patterns are very well written and easily understood. I especially appreciate the way she gives a summary of the pattern stitch along with its stitch multiple at the beginning of each pattern. The book contains mostly nice, contemporary sweater patterns along with a few accessories. I don't know how many pieces I would actually make from this book, however. Also, she does not recommend substituting yarn. Overall, I am very happy with it.

The other book I recently bought is Fun & Funky Crochet by Sophie Britten. This one I would give 3 out of 5 stars. Although it was fun to read, again not many of the patterns would I make (fingerless gloves, leg warmers, bikini, frilly mini skirt). But the author has a cute style and it does have some good ideas in it. The patterns are not as fully well-explained as Melissa's book and again, generally no yarn substitutions.


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